Picks and Pans Review: Loch Ness
Ted Danson, a famous zoologist, sets his sights on Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. This two-hour movie is not so much a Scottish Jurassic Park as a retread of Local Hero. Like that 1983 film, Loch Ness so wants to be a beautiful little piece of whimsy. Well, it's certainly little. Dan-son romances the local innkeeper (Joely Richardson), befriends her wee bairn, who may be psychic, and tangles with a stern but good-hearted bailiff (Ian Holm). As for Nessie, a creation of Jim Henson Productions, she is not much better than a computer-animated garden hose.